CONGRESSMAN INCHES TOWARD IMPEACHMENT
‘If the smoking gun leads to the White House, we have to take action’
Sep 19, 2013
WASHINGTON – “There’s a lot to look at and I think, at some point, if the smoking gun leads to the White House, we have to take action,” Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, soberly reflected.
He was talking about impeachment, and it’s not the first time he’s considered it.
Back in January, Stockman considered pursuing impeachment charges if President Obama implemented gun-control measures without congressional approval.
Stockman called such executive action “an existential threat to this nation,” because, “Under no circumstances whatsoever may the government take any action that disarms any peaceable person — much less without due process through an executive declaration without a vote of Congress or a ruling of a court.”
President Obama did enact a series of relatively minor gun-control measures by executive order, after losing a fight in the Senate to expand background checks on gun purchases.
Now, it’s deja-vu all over again, with another shooting followed by more executive actions.